Carbon floor trays, new transponders and tyre barcodes – Tech news from the ABkC Newsletter
The latest ABkC Newsletter included several immediate and planned technical changes.
There is a proposal for a change of regulations to permit carbon composite floortrays to be a minimum of 1.1mm but a definition of carbon composite was requested.
Mylaps brought out a new X2 transponder last Autumn to replace the TranX160 without reference to the MSA and so it was not initially approved for use. The first test had problems and another test has recently taken place and a decision is expected imminently although it can now be used so long as not mixed with the TranX160.
Discussions are taking place for revising gearbox kart class regulations for so called ‘Bubbles’ and long circuit bodywork, also whether there should be a regulation on the seats allowed for all karts if used in long circuit racing. The review of long circuit bodywork should include input from all superkart manufacturers, not just those in the UK.
The MSA is planning to issue a tender for a nation-wide tyre barcoding database system, for the use of clubs. Eventually this could allow for adjoining clubs to set limits on the numbers of tyres allowed in a season.
The MSA gave notice that Hoddesdon Kart Club and BMR have been given permission to offer a Swiss Auto 4-stroke fuel injected class in Formula Libre this year, but only by hiring engines or modifying existing older engines. BMR will be applying for a new 2017 class for this engine and there are several other applications for new 2017 classes.